The Untouchable Nik Aziz June 20, 2009Posted by malaysianstory in A New Chapter, PAS Joining Barisan.
Tags: Malaysian Story, Nik Aziz, Unity Government
The disagreement over the unity talks between PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa and the party’s spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat is becoming conspicuous.
The clash in views and opinion between the two leaders was front-paged in most of the mainstream media.
“Pas divided” and “Nik’s fury” were the headlines in NST and The Star respectively while “Nik Aziz bidas Nasharudin” (Nik Aziz lambasted Nasharudin) was the front-paged headline in Utusan Malaysia on Thursday.
While the unity talks are being proposed between PAS and Umno, it seems to be the reverse in PAS where leaders in the party are disunited over the proposal..
I wonder why the normally cool Nik Aziz who portrayed himself as an ulamak and regarded as an institution by many in PAS, suddenly burst into anger and humiliated Nasharudin in public.
He even told Nasharudin to quit the party and join Umno which he claimed would make things easier for everybody. Easier for whom? For Nik Aziz I guess.
“The unity talks are rubbish and immoral,” Nik Aziz said and he continued with his nagging by saying that Nasharudin should resign from his post as Bachok MP and re-contest the seat.
Anyone with common sense will say that maybe Nik Aziz is getting senile.
How could he rubbish the unity talks when they are meant to unite the Malays and Muslims.
I believe Nik Aziz has been at the helm of PAS for too long.
I remember him as an MP when I was in Standard Three where he used to visit his younger brother Nik Hussein Nik Mat who was my next-door neighbour in Melaka.
Nik Aziz’s nephews, Nik hasni, Nik rosli and Nik Rohaizat, were playmates at that time.
I also remember him driving the old Mercedez Benz, the sharp tail-edge model, with the MP emblem on the front-grill, which was parked under a tree in-front of my house whenever he met his brother.
Well, that was 40 years ago and I think time has taken its toll on Nik Aziz. Or maybe Nik Aziz has become too arrogant and feels that his is indispensable and untouchable.